A Surprise in the Mail

I received a surprise in the mail today from my friend Sue.  She is always so thoughtful.  It was a combination Christmas and birthday gift that really put a huge smile on my face.  I needed that too.  This week has been an emotional roller coaster, so a smile was definitely a welcomed visitor.

My surprise package contained a great little cookbook called Salsa & Tacos from the Santa Fe Cooking School.  To anyone from California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Texas, these are staples in our diets.  We never get tired of good tacos or good salsas.  There were also a couple pair of great socks that made me laugh.  One pair says “the ocean just gets me”, which is so true.  Even though I now live in land-locked Colorado, the ocean is still my happiest place ever.  Growing up in Southern California, I was the quintessential beach bum.  I still am at heart, and every chance I get on vacations.  The other pair of socks say “I’m a delicate f***ing flower”, which again, anyone who knows me knows that I do not take anyone’s s$!@.  But the card was the funniest thing.  The card says ” You’re such a bad ass that when you cook … you make the onions cry”.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them all.  I have absolutely no idea where Sue got all these fun gifts, but she knows me oh so well.  Thank you so much.  As always, you brightened my day.  Love you lots!



Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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